Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Joanne K. Robbins

Robbins Joanne

Morningside Academy


Joanne Robbins is the principal of Morningside Academy in Seattle, WA, and a co-founder and executive director of Partnerships for Educational Excellence (PEER ) International. She has more than 30 years of experience in program development, curriculum design, and teaching and supervision of programs for children and youth. Dr. Robbins’ experience has been in both educational and mental health settings. She developed programs for pre-kindergarten through the college level. She is the author of Talk Aloud Problem Solving: A Script for Teachers, and co-author of Fluent Thinking Skills: A Generative Approach. She is currently co-chairperson of the Seattle Public Schools Superintendent’s Positive Climate and Discipline Advisory Committee. Dr. Robbins completed her Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago under the mentorship of Dr. Sue Markle, Dr. Phil Tiemann, and Dr. Herbert Walberg.

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